Keywords are the words you use to search in library databases and online.
Keywords capture what you want to learn about. For example, if I want to learn about different cultural attitudes about failure, I could try the keywords:
As you begin your research, add important or interesting words to your list. Pay attention to words that capture Who, What, When, Where, Why, How aspects of your topic. Pay attention to synonyms and words that capture similar or related ideas.
You will use reference to get informed, but when you are getting started, reference articles are also a useful source of keywords! Articles from Gale eBooks or CQ Researcher, for example, provide key names, issues, concepts, terminology, and more. See the example below from an article in Gale eBooks found with the keywords: Japan AND education.
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Think about the words you will try for your topic.
When you research consider the following as you search for useful sources of information:
Books may do/ be anything, including: